Besides its decennial official count, the U.S. Census Bureau produces national population projections every few years, but these projections are not broken down by state.
That’s where the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service comes in.
“We are one of the few research groups in the country that does 50-state projections,” demographer Shonel Sen said. “Some states do their own, and often compare their results to ours. Other states who do not produce any projections may use our numbers directly.”more >